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Rattlers looking for first district win after 45-17 loss to New Braunfels

Jamon Johnson (Photo by Calvin Medrano).

In a penalty-riddled game on Friday night at San Marcos Toyota Rattler Stadium, San Marcos started the game strong with a field goal and a pick six by Daniel Santana to lead early, but they were unable to sustain as New Braunfels scored 38 straight points.

“It was just a dirty game. Both sides of the ball had a lot of penalties, but I thought we cleaned them up in the second half, which was good,” San Marcos head coach Mark Soto said.

As has been the case in several games this season, the second quarter seems to continue to plague the Rattlers, with New Braunfels scoring 17 in the quarter to build what would prove to be an insurmountable lead.

The second quarter scoring for the Unicorns came in two rushing touchdowns from sophomore quarterback Peyton Driggers and running back Piale Thomas, and a field goal by Chase Mercer.

Driggers found the end zone once again late in the third quarter on a one-yard keeper, and he connected with Zakary Aleman minutes later for a 41-yard touchdown pass.

San Marcos, whose offense had been shutout all game, inserted safety Trey Lewis into the offensive backfield late in the game, and the change paid off as Lewis split two defenders and ran 81 yards up the field for the first offensive touchdown of the game.

With the loss, the Rattlers are 1-7 on the season and will look for their first district win this week in a matchup on the road against Smithson Valley. New Braunfels improved to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in district.

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